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Entergy provides more than $1.1 million in grants to Mississippi nonprofits

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Keep America Beautiful is one of several Mississippi nonprofits awarded a grant. (Photo source: Entergy Mississippi)

Mississippi communities have gotten a much-needed boost during the COVID-19 pandemic from more than $1.1 million in grants. The monies from Entergy Corporation and the Entergy Charitable Foundation were awarded to more than 100 nonprofit groups in the state during the first half of 2020.

Extra Table, which works to eradicate hunger in Mississippi, is one of these groups. Sunnybrook Children’s Home, which serves children in need of a stable home environment, is another. And Mustard Seed, a community for adults with developmental disabilities, is a third.

They are three of hundreds of Mississippi groups that are part of some 900 nonprofit organizations in Entergy’s service area that are sharing $8.7 million in year-to-date contributions from shareholders.

“Helping our communities in this way, especially during such a difficult time, is as vital as providing them with reliable electrical service,” said Haley Fisackerly, Entergy Mississippi president and CEO. “These nonprofits provide essential and critical services to our friends and neighbors. We’re proud to support them and will continue to help them connect those in need to assistance, resources and opportunities.”

These grants provided funding and support for broad-based initiatives ranging from education and workforce development, to poverty solutions, the arts and community improvement efforts in regions served by Entergy in Mississippi, Arkansas, Louisiana, Michigan, New York and Texas. All contributions come from shareholder profit.

Working with its community partners, Entergy’s social responsibility initiatives delivered more than $100 million in benefits to communities the company served in 2019. To learn more about Entergy’s commitment, visit entergy.com/community.

For more information about the Entergy Charitable Foundation grants, including application, deadline and eligibility details, visit the Entergy website.

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